In 1922 in Pomorie one of the prominent families in the industry, the Boychevs, created vineyards and opened a small wine cellar, nationalized in 1952. In 1998, the brothers Simeon and Dimitar Boychevi together with Argir Hristoforov restored the family tradition by creating 350 decares of vineyards and building the “Boyar” wine cellar.
The contemporary grape processing facilities, the classic underground cellar with French and Californian oak barrels, a fully automated bottling line, the distillation department – all these are characteristics of the new look of the cellar. The idea of “Boyar” is complemented by a wide range of products – quality red and white wines, Bulgarian brandies – rakias, liqueurs and brandy.
The Salt Museum is located on the shores of Lake Pomorie and is the only one of its kind in Eastern Europe that produces salt by solar evaporation of seawater. In the exhibition hall you will see an intriguing collection of photographs of authentic solar equipment and instruments as well as old topographical maps. Еvery visitor to the museum can get to know more about the intricacies of the craft and participate in the production of salt themselves.
The Old Town has been declared an architectural-historical reserve of national importance. Nessebar is one of the oldest cities in Europe, founded 3200 years ago. In antiquity, the city was called Mesambria, in the Middle Ages Mesemvria, and later – Nessebar. A large part of the archaeological finds can be viewed in the Archaeological Museum of Nessebar, which is located at the beginning of the peninsula. On the northern coast of the peninsula are the remains of the basilica “Virgin of Eleusis” built in the 6th century and according to historical records it was also part of a monastery complex. In the middle of the isthmus is the emblematic old mill of the town.
Ancient and medieval city “Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis” arose around the warm mineral springs all the way back in Thracian times in the 1st millennium BC. At the beginning of the 2nd century, the Roman emperor Trajan built a large Thermae and a station called Aquae Calidae (hot water). They became very popular throughout the empire and in the 6th century the Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great built a large fortress to protect them from invaders.